Art in Second Life 2022 (62) Somewhere by Cica Ghost

Wednesday, July 6th, Cica Ghost opened a new installation named “Somewhere“. The thought Cica provides with the landmark description is a quote taken from Winnie the Pooh: “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.

As usual with Cica’s installation you shall use shared environment, set advanced lighting and activate shadows from sun/moon and projectors. The environment settings are part of Cica’s art. For “Somewhere” she selected a very hazy environment wiht a gloomy sky. Of course I zoomed out again to get an overriew of “Somewhere” but that made no sense as you don’t see much even with another environment setting. Enough of technical foreword.

Impressions of “Somewhere” by Cica Ghost (1)

Usually Cica builds happy places, that make you smile. “Somewhere” doesn’t belong into this category. The ground is dried out, the grass is dried out, the trees are just skeletons, even the flowers are dried out and the sunflowers don’t glow yellow. I looked around at the landing point and saw a house in the fog quite close by and i went there. Acutally this spot might be the most busy place on the whole installation. On my way to it a came long a wodden trailer and a (dried out?) water well. The house itself was empty. Next to it is one of the two benches at “Somewhere” (at least I saw only two). A man sits in one of the dead trees next to the house and plays flute.
What made me smile was the cat in front of the house (thank you, Cica).

I walked around looking out for other attractions, for animals or flowers or houses or people. There are 2 more (empty) houses and you find a few animals, storks and one deer. Beside that “Somewhere” offers only bare trees, dried flowers and grass, some old fences. The ponds are also almost dried out.

Impressions of “Somewhere” by Cica Ghost (2)

There’s also no in-world store this time. You can purchase the houses, the storks and the deer in the sim itself.

I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” is quite a fitting qoute and as it is taken from Winnie the Pooh, it is the only reference to the happy world seen with the eyes of childres that we’re used to see in Cica’s installations. Cica might address the extreme heat and drought that we just experience in Nothern Italy, she might address the climate change or she might address all the other scaring crises in the world, including the war in Europe. I don’t know, it is in the eyes of the visitor.

I for my part prefer to see the small signs of hope, the surviving storks and the deer. Storks are also a symbol of life. “Somewhere” is a place that makes you think, in particular knowing Cica’s installations.

Impressions of “Somewhere” by Cica Ghost (3)

Thank you for another great installation, Cica, even though it is not made for making the visitor smile. As usual we don’t know how long “Somewhere” by Cica Ghost will stay open. It could be a week, it could be a month or even more.

Landmark to Somewhere by Cica Ghost
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Reflections/146/220/26
Cica Ghost’s shop inworld
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Del%20Mondo/36/192/24
Cica Ghost’s shop on the marketplace
https://marketplace.secondlife.com/stores/98471
Cica Ghost’s flickr:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/64860898@N05/